JavaOne Latin America 2011: A Great combination of Geeky + Fun

JavaOne Latin America concluded last week. The Java EE team delivered the technical keynote, several sessions, a hands-on lab, dinner with the Java EE hornblowers, attended good booth traffic, and had numerous hallway conversations.

The keynote on the first day sharing the overall stratategy for Java SE, Java EE, Java ME, and Java FX. The technical keynotes on the second day provided more details on each of these technologies with extensive product demonstrations for each one of them. Check out Geertjan's blog explaining an end-to-end demonstration using Java FX -> Java EE -> GlassFish -> MySQL.

The community keynote on the third day was organized by Bruno Souza and Fabiane Nardon. There were very little slides and mostly demos and interaction with other community folks. A complete replay of the community keynote is available here. I was fortunate to be included as part of this fun keynote. Vinicius demonstrated how jHome (a Duke's Choice Award winner) can be used to open up a website driven by my heart beat. Watch the video below (in Portuguese):

jHome certainly has very far-reaching implications. Imagine a doctor being able to monitor your heartbeat remotely or use it for beer mashing ;) Their next stop is JFokus, Feb 14, 2012.

The Brazilian chapter of jDuchess was also launched by Yara, Ana Abrantes, and Loiane Groner as part of the keynote. Follow @jDuchessBR or like for more details.

Another fun part when the Odwalla bars left over from the Geek Bike Ride were distributed during the keynote, proud to be an Odwalla ambassador!

An earlier blog on the Geek Bike Ride provide more details about a fun bike ride with several local Java geeks. The Java Spotlight Podcast episode #60 also covers an interview with Yara and Vinicius Senger on Global Code's 10th anniversary.

There is definitely a strong interest for Java EE in Latin America as all the sessions were completely packed. The JAX-RS 2.0 session was even moved to a much bigger room. The complete set of Java EE slides presented by Oracle speakers are given below:

Adam, John, and I also delivered a hands-on lab on "Develop, Deploy, and Monitor a Java EE 6 Application with Clustered GlassFish 3.1". The packed room with about 40 attendees learned:
  • Walk through and deploy a typical Java EE 6 application using NetBeans and GlassFish.
  • Create a two-instance GlassFish cluster and front end with a Web server and a load balancer.
  • Demonstrate session replication when one of the instances fails.
  • Use the extensible monitoring infrastructure to generate application-specific monitoring data.

Most of the attendees were able to complete the lab. The complete lab instructions are available.

Also check out a video with Fabiane Nardon talking about zero downtime with Java EE and amazing performance using GlassFish:

Check out some pictures from the last day ...

And check out the complete album ...

More pictures from Loiane Groner and Marcleo Quinta.

And finally leaving you with some tweets seen on #javaonebrasil ...

Best java conference in Brazil!
JavaOne Latin America - Brazil is the most cool conference I ever attended! Great job Oracle, and thanks for everything!
#javaonebrasil foi MARAVILHOSO! A comunidade brasileira fechou o evento com chave de ouro! #fb (translated to " #javaonebrasil was WONDERFUL! The Brazilian community closed the event with a golden key! # fb"

Thank you Latin America for yet another wonderful JavaOne!


Arun, congratulation for your great participation at JavaOne Brasil! No only as speaker, but blogger, photographer, biker! A big friend for Brasilian Java Community!

Your participation at jHome demo was very nice, thank you!

Hope you can keep doing so many actions, not only in São Paulo but in several other cities and states!

See you at jFokus!

Thank you!

Posted by Yara Senger on December 14, 2011 at 09:06 AM PST #

Thank you Yara!

You rock in your role as steering the Brazilian Java community. Thank you for moving Java forward :)

Posted by guest on December 14, 2011 at 09:29 AM PST #

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